Production info

The story of a classic duet now continues in a trio

The word ‘fraternity’ means camaraderie and friendship. “What is the ultimate essence of fraternity? How is it seen in us, in our gestures, in our bodies?”, asks choreographer and dance artist Alpo Aaltokoski.

BROTHERS, choreographed for three dancers, is a continuation of the voyage of discovery that began in a working process that started with the Together duet – premiered in 2010 – on the theme of making our way together.

It is about the connection between people, the profound importance of being together and, conversely, about pain of receding. In sharing and giving up the individual for the communal, something bigger emerges.


Choreography: Alpo Aaltokoski
Dance: Ahto Koskitalo, Jouni Majaniemi, Jussi Väänänen
Light design: Kalle Paasonen
Sound design: Aake Otsala
Costume design: Taina Relander
Photos and graphic design: Tanja Ahola
Production: Kai Artes / Alpo Aaltokoski Company

Duration: 60 minutes

Premiere 16.11.2015, Stoa, Helsinki

Press reviews

18.11.2017, Helsingin Sanomat / Jussi Tossavainen

Three men in a Finnish way amazingly open their manhood without clichés or traumas. It has love, brotherhood as the name of the work, physicality, and the stamina and beauty of the male body. Watching the show comes a vague longing for a brother that I never had. This is an update for 2017 from the Seven Brothers. Not only are there three, and there is no need to prove masculinity anymore.

20.11.2017, Demokraatti / Annikki Alku

Brothers is an uncompromising, great contemporary dance performance that shows how much can be expressed with movement when you really know it.

Performance history

The premiere: 16.11.2017, Kulttuurikeskus Stoa, Helsinki, Finland

Other performances in Stoa:

17.02.-18.02.2018 Stoa, Helsinki
10.06.2018 Syktyvkar, Russia
25.07.2018 Fullmoon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi
13.09.2018 OuDance festival, Oulu

17.2.2019 Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome
3.-4.5.2019 Hällä, Tampere

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